Well done Bernie!
Bernard Jordan became a national hero and media sensation when he ‘escaped’ from his care home in Hove, to travel to Normandy for D-Day celebrations. He had been unable to get a place on an organised tour, so undeterred he went AWOL and travelled under his own steam, sparking off a police search in the process. Bernard was a well-known face in Brighton and Hove, having served twenty three years as a Hove borough councillor, two years as a city councillor, as well as serving as mayor in 1995/96.
Our photograph shows Bernard Jordan, with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove Councillor Brian Fitch, who presented him with the Older Persons Courage Award. Well done Bernie – you can’t keep a good man down.